Posts Tagged ‘festival’

The Phaistos Disc: Spiral Secrets Suggest It’s a Festival Calendar

In 1908, Italian archaeologist Luigi Pernier was working in southern Crete at an ancient Minoan palace located in the town of Phaistos. Digging amid the ruins he found a clay circular tablet that has eponymously become known as the Phaistos Disc. Dating to the Bronze Age, circa 1800-1600 BC, the Phaistos Disc contains an enigmatic […]

French actor Marion Cotillard wins award at Spain’s top film festival

French actor Marion Cotillard has been honoured with a lifetime achievement award at Spain’s most important film festival. Spanish film favourite Penelope Cruz gave a tearful Cottilard a hug after the win was announced on Friday night in San Sebastian. After receiving her Donostia award, the star of La Vie en Rose spoke of the […]

Some thoughts on the Ganesh festival and related matters

The Ganesh festival is celebrated country-wide with prayers and rituals, greetings are exchanged, and various food delicacies are prepared. When we relish the delicacies, it is appropriate to remember that every one of those preparations is based upon farm produce, be it grains, vegetables, fruits, or the banana leaves on which the feast is served. […]

Fresco festival honors Iran’s “Kids” for promoting family values 

Fresco festival honors Iran’s “Kids” for promoting family values  – Tehran%20Times TEHRAN – Iranian short drama “The Kids” has won an award for promoting family values at the 8th Fresco International Film Festival in the Armenian capital of Yerevan. Directed by Amir Daryani, the film tells the story of Sina and Mobina, a brother and […]

Belgrade ethnological film festival picks docs from Iran 

Belgrade ethnological film festival picks docs from Iran  – Tehran%20Times TEHRAN – The Iranian documentary films “The Snow Calls”, “And the Sky Was Created” and “Balora” will be competing in the 30th International Festival of Ethnological Film in Belgrade. The festival will take place at the Ethnographic Museum in the Serbian capital of Belgrade from […]

Split Film Festival to screen “The Badger”, “Minus Me” 

Split Film Festival to screen “The Badger”, “Minus Me”  – Tehran%20Times TEHRAN – Iranian movies “The Badger” and “Minus Me” will be screening at the Split Film Festival, which will take place in Split, Croatia’s second-largest city, from September 15 to 21. The acclaimed drama “The Badger” directed by Kazem Mollai will be showcased in […]

Kandhamal Day – Film Festival on Justice, Peace and Harmony

Human beings have suppressed, oppressed, mutilated, humiliated and neglected their own fellow human beings due to many reasons throughout history. There are economic, cultural, social and political reason for such human rights violations. One of the reasons for such human rights violations in India is on the basis of identity. People have been killed, abused, […]

Berlin arts festival explores the utopia of a Middle East Union

The Middle East Union festival is a literary festival that includes musical and queer performances, readings, live panels, and online discussions. The four-day event will be held in Berlin from August 12 to 15. Most sessions are virtual and are free to the public.  The full program is on our site. Middle East Union? Utopia […]

Thousands paddle through St Petersburg at Sup Festival

Thousands of Russians dressed up and paddled their way through waterways of St Petersburg on Saturday as the city hosted its annual Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) festival. The ‘Fontanka-SUP’ festival sees participants dress in a variety of colourful costumes, from fairytale characters to super heroes, before hopping on paddleboards and rowing through the canals and […]

Ducournau wins Palme d’Or at Cannes film festival for film ‘Titane’

France’s Julia Ducournau has become the second woman ever to win the Palme d’Or at Cannes for the film “Titane”, Saturday night. Jury president Spike Lee accidentally announced her as the winner at the start of the awards ceremony, taking the organisers by surprise. He was supposed to announce the award for Best Actress. Before […]

Lavender Festival Will Offer Lavender Chocolate-Chip Cookies and Lemonade

VACAVILLE, Calif.—A field of lavender sways as a fresh breeze passes. Busy bees hover between sticks of purple and white that protrude from a green bush, like pins on a pincushion. At Soul Food Farm in Vacaville, many varieties of lavender are blooming as the farm’s U-pick lavender festival begins. The owner, Alexis Koefoed, told […]

Docs from Iran to compete in Sebastopol festival

TEHRAN – Iranian short movies “A Horse Has More Blood Than a Human” and “Three Meters and a Few Centimeters” will be competing in the Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival, which will take place in Sonoma County, Northern California, from June 10 to 13. Directed by Abolfazl Taluni, the acclaimed movie “A Horse Has More Blood […]

Brussels festival picks shorts “Asho”, “Exam”, “Chauffeur” from Iran

TEHRAN – Iranian movies “Asho”, “Exam” and “Chauffeur” will be competing in the 24th edition of the Brussels Short Film Festival, which will take place in the Belgian capital from August 28 to September 5. “Asho” directed by Jafar Najafi is about a little shepherd interested in cinema. The routine with his herd is challenging, […]

South African Film Festival

May 9, 2021 by   Read on for article The South African Film Festival (SAFF) will present an engaging program of nine documentaries, five features and two short films when it returns from 12 to 24 May. District Six The Festival will screen online to audiences across Australia and New Zealand with special closing night in-cinema screenings […]

Covid cancellation fears for Hungary’s festival season this summer

There is uncertainty in Hungary over which concerts and festivals will go ahead this summer, if any, amid confusion over the government’s coronavirus rules. A representative for the prime minister’s office, Gergely Gulyas, told Euronews that it was realistic for mass events to take place only after five million vaccinations had been deployed. But this […]

Iranian Film Festival Australia unveils official lineup

Iranian Film Festival Australia unveils official lineup – Tehran%20Times TEHRAN – Eleven films in various genres will be screened at the Iranian Film Festival Australia as the organizers of the 10th edition of the event have announced its official lineup. Ida Panahandeh’s latest drama “Titi” will open this year’s festival, which will take place from […]

Iranian cultural centers launch green film festival  

Iranian cultural centers launch green film festival   – Tehran%20Times TEHRAN – Three Iranian cultural centers have teamed up to organize an international film festival to promote environmental issues and sustainable development. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the International Earth Film Festival, established by the Green Civilization NGO, Ordibeheshte Oudlajan Art and Cultural Complex and […]

The Shift Your World Film Festival – FREE 4-Day Online Festival

Are you ready to join enriching 4-day journey exploring the power of film to open our hearts and provoke positive change? Excellent, because you are invited to join us for the first ever event of its kind: The Shift Your World Film Festival – FREE 4-Day Online Festival This seminal event is rooted in the […]

Dozens Killed In Stampede At Jewish Religious Festival In Israel

JERUSALEM (AP) — The director of an Israeli ambulance service has confirmed that nearly 40 people died in a stampede at a religious festival in northern Israel. Eli Beer, director of Hatzalah, said he was shocked by the size of the crowd at the Lag BaOmer celebrations at Mount Meron. Police were quoted as saying […]

Dozens Crushed to Death in Crowd at Israeli Religious Festival

MOUNT MERON, Israel—Dozens of people were crushed to death in a crowd at a religious bonfire festival in Israel on Friday, medics said, in what Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu described as a “heavy disaster.” The crush occurred as tens of thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews thronged to the Galilee tomb of 2nd-century sage Rabbi Shimon Bar […]

Dozens killed, 100+ injured in STAMPEDE at crowded bonfire festival in Israel

Over 100 people have been injured, many critically, and at least 25 have died in a stampede at a crowded Lag Ba’omer bonfire festival in northern Israel, local media reported, citing emergency services. “It happened in a split second; people just fell, trampling each other. It was a disaster,” one witness told Haaretz. A spokesman […]

“Benjamin” crowned best at Tanzanian animation festival 

TEHRAN – Iranian movie “Benjamin” has won the award for best feature at the Kwetu International Animation Film Festival in Tanzania. Directed by Mohsen Enayati, the film is about Benjamin, who played a role in the lives of the Israelite people in ancient Egypt. Benjamin is the story of a boy who has to go […]

Iranian movies pulled from London Global Kurdish Film Festival over separatism policy

TEHRAN – Three Iranian movies were withdrawn from the 12th Global Kurdish Film Festival in London on Monday over its alleged policy of promoting separatism. In statements published by the Documentary and Experimental Film Center (DEFC) and Mohsen Sakha, the producers of “Sky Sun, Tile Sun” and “Children of the Night” and “Car Wash”, said […]

Rising Garden Film Festival reaches wider audience virtually amidst pandemic

When the fourth segment of the Rising Garden Film Festival, hosted by Sangat feminist network and the Kriti Film Club, as part of the One Billion Rising South Asia’s 2021 campaign, comes to an end on Monday, the filmmakers, organisers and viewers together say that the film fiesta became a global phenomenon, amidst pandemic. Gamze Ineceli, an […]

Festival Trendies Demand Singer Be Removed From Lineup For Opposing Vaccine Passports

After a dreadful ‘woke’ television comedy show in the UK with terrible ratings which repeated the same two insipid jokes over and over again got axed, leftists claimed it was an example of “cancel culture.” Twitter was in meltdown after it was revealed that the BBC wouldn’t be commissioning a new series of The Mash […]

Millions take sacred dip during India’s Magh Mela bathing festival

Millions of people have taken part in a 45-day Hindu bathing festival in the northern Indian city of Prayagraj. Pilgrims attending the annual Magh Mela offer prayers and enter the holy waters where the Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati rivers meet. They bathe at Sangam, the sacred confluence of the rivers, on certain days considered to […]

Mobarak Puppet Theater Festival to go online 

TEHRAN – A lineup of 57 puppet shows are scheduled to be performed during the 18th Mobarak Puppet Theater Festival that will go online next week. “29 puppets shows from Tehran and 28 from other cities will be performed online from February 28 to March 7 available at tiwall, namayeshnet and Hashure, the Iranian platforms […]

36th Fajr Music Festival honors winners 

TEHRAN – The 36th Fajr Music Festival was brought to an end by honoring winners in various categories at Tehran’s Vahdat Hall on Monday with a limited number of participants.  In the Classical Music Composition category, the Barbad Award was given to Kaveh Mirhosseini for the album “Ehsraq”.  In the Regional Music Performance category, the […]

Mowj Intl. Short Film Festival honors winners 

TEHRAN – Winners of the 4th edition of the Mowj International Short Film Festival were honored during a closing ceremony held on the island on Sunday. “Lene 1927”, a documentary by Iranian filmmaker Behruz Abbas Dashti, focusing on the journey of the Austrian painter Lene Schneider-Kainer (1885- 1971) to Iran, won the award for best […]

International Art Festival of Resistance honors winners 

TEHRAN – Winners of the Sixth International Art Festival of Resistance were honored during a ceremony on Friday at the Iranian Artists Forum in Tehran. A top selection of artworks in the forms of poster, sculpture, typography, illustration, cartoon and caricature by artists from over 50 countries went on view at the forum while observing […]

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